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a narrower, but decisive win over republican rival mitt romney. here is with a look how he did it. dan henninger, and jason riley and washington columnist kim strassel. start with you, when you get a defeat like this, there's no one thing necessarily that explains it. but why don't you pick out your most important? >> look, i think there were two things key to the obama victory, one was that very ol on, they ran this very high dollar attack campaign against mitt romney, a bit of a character assassination throughout the summer and mitt romney didn't respond to it and he didn't recover from it. when you combine that with the president's brutally efficient, we now know turnout operation in core states like ohio, virginia and florida, popular vote pretty close in the end. in the end he got out the partisans in much the same numbers in 2008 and that's what won it for him. >> paul: so, kim, you're saying that's about 100 million dollars or more that the obama campaign poured on mitt romney on bain capital on his tax returns on the fact that he's a pluto kratt, and making him to be gordon gec
physically taking them to the polls. >> paul: when romney, republicans was saying we're going to be able to match that, kim, they were telling you they had a ground game ever bit as formidable and in the end, not only do they not match obama, they didn't match john mccain, fell short of john mccain by a couple million votes, so what happened? >> look, i think their organizational structure was in place, but this again, to get to the way mr. romney ran his campaign. somebody made an interesting point to me this week and said, you know, the very end he wasn't enthusing big crowds, he was enthusing people who should have been with them from the start. and when he finally turned after the denver debate and finally got momentum. it wasn't enough time to bring in the undecided voters and people that were sort of marginal in the end because he spent so much of this time, campaign, instead letting obama define him and deciding to run a referendum campaign on the president. >> what about the minority vote, asians, hispanics, jason, they went even bigger numbers for president obama this year, than
romney in a minute, but first listen to what john boehner said after the election. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we are ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. let's rise above the this function and do the right thing for our country. >> later john maynard told diane sawyer he is the most reasonable, responsible person -- john boehner told diane sawyer he is the most reasonable, responsible person in washington and the president knows that. the fiscal cliff looms at the end of the year. will we reach a compromise before then, charles? >> i do not think it will be a comprehensive compromise. i think they will be able to patch something together. i think they will be able to agree on it true tax reform sometime next year. i think they will get passet the cliff if -- the cliff. if he insists on raising rates, he will be stymied. >> what is the message? >> it is a mixed message. i think we all agree the corner stone of the president from message is we raise taxes on those earning over $250,000. mitt romney pledged to repeal obamacare. these are the e
of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republicans? and how will president obama govern in a second term? we'll talk to a newly elected document congressman, joaquin castro. plus republican strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday afternoon's resignation of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the late
mitt romney won. republicans, watch out, these two are next. i would say arizona will be in the battleground in 2016. texas, joaquin may have a different -- probably not quite because texas republicans a long time ago saw this and they have tried to adjust. by the way, case you are wondering, just these ten states, 216 electoral votes. steve? >> no it's incredible and coming for a long time. the last presidential candidate to get 60% of the white vote, which mitt romney did was george herbert walker bush and received over 400 electoral votes. today, gets you an electoral college drumming. president george w. bush got 44% of the hispanic voite. the problem, there are too many republican leaders in congress. if you say the word latino and play a word association game with them, they would come back with illegal immigrant, not silver star winner, not doctor, not lawyer, not policeman, not fireman. this is an important part of our communityship. an important part of the future of the republican party and the republican party needs to get it together on its outreach to
were not just predicting romney will eke it out in ohio. it's republican leaning, et cetera. they were saying we'd have a romney landslide in the swings states. and to come to that conclusion means i think you're a little bit out of touch with reality. and you better be right. we get a test. we get a test and it's the good thing about making a prediction or forecast you're called on your-- can i say ( bleep ) on tv? >> jon: not on this show you can't. on this program i believe you can only say ( bleep ). ( laughter ). i believe. if i'm correct. but that is-- what so struck me is i am not particularly versed in statistics, but as i read your blog, it was being used as a totem for the left because it was so positive for obama but the underpinnings of it were these polls statistically would not all have the same margin of error in the same distribution. >> right. >> jon: if it were not statistically provable it was moving in that protection. >> yeah, unless there were some bias in the polls. if anything the polls were a little low on some states for obama. and that some of the them unde
they live. i think romney did not have that agenda, and republicans have not had that agenda, and it bears some thinking about what that agenda would be. gerri: the kitchen table. food on the table and gas in the tank. >> obama had the right rhetoric. the middle class and take home pay, but i'm not sure there were the signature policies to back those words up. gerri: a long way to go and stuff to get through before that happens. it will be interesting to see. thank you for coming on. always great to see you. now we want to know what you think. here is our question. sinn millionaires pay higher taxes? logitech gerriwillis.com, on the right-hand side of the screen and also the results of the end of the show. >> coming up on "the willis report," obamacare is here to stay after surviving the election. how will it impact the health plan you sign up for this open enrollment season? what you need to know next. a fall from grace for the now former head of the cia david patraeus. taking a new twist. k. t. mcfarland is here with the unbelievable details. and just like in hurricanes past, sandy left
's right that mitt romney did get 57 million people but the trajectory for republicans is not -- the trend is not in that direction. chris: republicans know it too. we are a mixed bag ethnically. when we come back, scoops and predictions from the notebooks chris: tell me something i don't know. >> in a belated gesture of transparency, romney's going to release his tax returns. [laughter] chris: what a hoot. >> i'm joking. but i think we go back to foreign policy in the next year and i think we're going to be writing and thinking and worrying a lot about iran. chris: iran again. yeah. >> the head of the republican party is going to run again for re-election and he will win because despite the failings of the campaign, people are satisfied with him. chris: good for him. i was talking the other day, that's the next woodward biggy. >> he's already printing bumper stickers. >> rock stars get as big a kick out of flying on air force one as everybody else does. bruce springsteen getting out of the motorcade to get on the plane on monday and he looked like a kid in a candy store. chris: did you li
be a relief for the north as his republican challenger, mitt romney, had presented a much harsher policy toward the country. in an editorial in monday's edition of the korean workers'party's rodong sinmun newspaper, the north urges the u.s. government to make the 1953 korean war armistice a peace treaty. it says that by doing so the u.s. can show its willingness to end its hostile policy towards the north. the north says it would be then able to work with the u.s. to seek better relations and resolve nuclear issues. in february, if two nations agreed on a food aid program for north korea. in exchange for a moratorium on its nuclear and missile development. but the u.s. suspended the program after the north carried out a rocket launch test in april. >>> winter is quickly approaching northern parts of asia. rachel ferguson is here with the weather. rachel? >>> all right. yes, we have a snowstorm to the north and east of china. now, it has been bringing significant snowfall, blizzard conditions, in fact. you're still likely to see an additional 10 sent meters of snow before the system heads
complete contempt for the republican voter. mitt romney went to ohio and told a horrible, embarrassing lie. that tells me that they feel the republican voter is someone to be led by the nose, who can be manipulated, who can be fooled. is that what mitt romney did so poorly? host: thank you. guest: i do not think they were taking the republican voters for granted. i think they failed to reach beyond the republican base, the way i saw it. what mitt romney and paul ryan were doing was to shore up the republican base. the idea in the 21st century anybody would spend any time trying to determine -- and paul ryan is a part of that -- when is a rape ok, and when is rape not ok? someone said the next time they heard a republican questioning something about rape, i want to cut their tongue out. the conversation last night, he had to say that, because he could not eliminate his base. so i guess, the long answer, my point is that they spent too much time cobbling and shoring up their base and not enough time -- cobbling -- coddling and shoring up their base and not enough time elsewhere. they had the
as a libertarian, a part of the republican movement, this did romney in, i think, is the fact there's a social agenda that scares most americans, and that is anti-gay, anti-women's rights, anti-immigration. look, that's not the future. i think that we are absolutely, socially accepting of others' behavior as long as others' behavior doesn't do harm to us, and, yet, this remains centrist within republicans. i'm disheartened by the fact there's so many people who identify themselves as libertarians, but they don't vote that way. john: i didn't think romneyas anti-woman, but we're out of time. thank you, all. coming up, i'll explain how to fix government, but one clue, we should fix it the way we fix a cat. [applause] ♪ john: did freedom win this election? no. the central planners won again. government will grow. that pile of regulations will continue to grow. freedom will yield. we need to fix government. you've heard that before, but i mean, we've to fix government andoliticians the way we fix a cat, spay a dog. i took this idea from cato "parliament of whores" but they act like they divvy up
with these messages and mitt romney. >> jon: microtargeting. that kind of thing. >> if you think the media are all powerful, how do you explain the republican victories in the past several election cycles. ronald reagan tea party and the rest. the nation is changing, it is younger and less white. first thing the republicans ought to do is get rid of "o" in g.o.p., grand old party. they need an infusion of young and hispanic and black leaders. every time the republicans put one up, condoleezza rice or clarence thomas or whoever, nikki haley, they are being bashed as anti-women they have to keep trying. >> romney lost by two points. you spent decades at "new york times" which is most powerful news single entity. how do you see the political coverage of the "new york times"? >> i think there is no doubt most of reporters at the "new york times" lean democratic. there were reporters when george bush that were republican but the same reporters. i don't think you win because the "new york times" endorses you or doesn't endorse you. i think it's irrelevant. people aren't reading it as they used to. >> ev
with mitt romney on the g.o.p. candidate and the future of the republican party. he was one of the bright stars or bright spots i guess. all the other media seemed to be down on the g.o.p.. >>> i think that charles krauthammer is interesting in this case it's a majority view. most people definitely believe that party needs to look at itself. there is a lot of soul stepping that needs to go on. the assumption that blacks and hispanics would not turn out -- when you have this statistic staring you in the face, 50,000 hispanic americans turn 18 every month in this country you better take a look at the party. >> i agree with that. you look what is happening out there. you have an entire two generations now who believe that the government owes them something. whole idea, if you build a successful business, the rag against romney he was a rich, out of touch man. we denigrate what we used to promote. rich people are evil and owe other people that sleep till noon. you have seen the obama phone woman. how are you going to get a free phone. you have to be on food stamps and disability. that is the
looked at this, i looked back and republicans started gaining steam and since romney himself started gaining steam in the polls a look of a coalition between that and what the market was doing and for me i saw it at least four to 5% of built-in romney fluffed, if you will, a republican fluffed and that is a good thing, right? other beneficial pieces to happen with the market. the bottom line is yes, it is coming out. now we have new uncertainties to deal with. not only the benefits of perhaps dodd-frank reversal and other tax rates, we will get tax increase on dividend. i think we do see at least another 4% drawdown. the probability doesn't lie in taxation, but something is going to come up the fiscal cliff, they will have to be a compromise and the compromise will include taking something away from wall street. that is sort of my basic if you will. sandra: whil well you are not bullish, in the short-term things are a bit oversold after a big selloff last week and buying opportunity here? >> a lot of the premium that was built in there with the hope that romney was going to get the n
. romney and ryan, everybody the republican party his followers because they don't literally they have an alternate reality. i'm curious how people feel about fox news and rush and all those people really having misled them, literally they're stunned. a piece sums it up. mr. obama continues to press his point that he would allow taxes to rice on the rich. election was a wake up call for many members. everyone they knew hated obama. everyone agreed exactly with them and then we lost. if you only talk to people has agree with you. we listen to both sides. >> absolutely. i watched six hours of fox news a day. >> stephanie: you don't have to. other districts see no reason to give in even if the nation as a whole sided with the president on taxes. so you're still going to have some of those people. a lot of them were gerrymandered in. the house was able to redistrict so that a lot of them, they couldn't lose. >> their big wins in 2010 allowed them to control the gerrymandering. >> stephanie: so that will be fun. >> a good article about how the gop's war on voting backfired. you can find tha
wife address millions of americans from the republican national convention. and this weekend, romney sending a note to supporters, "this was more than just a campaign. this was a national movement," he wrote. he did not specifically reference his loss to the president, writing, "we still believe that better days are ahead." and in talking with my campaign sources over the weekend, even many of those closest to romney don't know what he'll do next. the romneys are expected to travel to their san diego home to spend time with family. many do expect romney's focus to include board work and his work with the morton church. >>> we turn tonight now to the major weather headline, and a huge cold front marching across the center of the nation, already dropping heavy snow in salt lake city and up to 48 inches in the utah mountains. and in kansas tonight, 50 reports of severe weather. these thunderstorms in kansas all part of the season. abc meteorologist ginger zee tracking this since "good morning america" this morning. this is a real clash. >> reporter: it is. such a big part of the country
a terrific campaign and the republicans think that they have been rewarded for the very positions that romney was punished for holding. so nobody will tell these guys now to start compromising. >> which is why no one can relax. but there are things that make one begin to wonder whether the civil war on the republican party is going to last a little more than a few weeks. i was just handed former bush adviser karen hughes said some tough words for people like todd akin and richard murdoch. she wrote, if another republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific violent crime, i want to personally cut out his tongue. the college age daughters of many of my friends voted for obama because they were completely turned off by the knee neanderthal comments like the suggestion of legitimate rape. so on one hand some of the far right saying they're right and plowed of their stance and others now saying they would have liked to have cut off somebody's tongue if they say this again. i just want to see where it goes and if there are more moderate voiceses that can bring balance to a part
by the end of the year. plus, what is the future of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republicans? and how will president obama govern in a second term? we'll talk to a newly elected document congressman, joaquin castro. plus republican strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday
. >> thank you, connell. connell: republicans still say they are shocked that betty romney did not come out on top last week. how did they go so wrong with the numbers? we will talk about that. one senator ready to go over the fiscal cliff if there are not higher taxes on the risk. plus, today's winners as they see them right now on the s&p 500. markets are down a little, but these stocks are not. they are in the green. ♪ tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new global account from schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i hunt down opportunities around the world tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 as if i'm right there. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and i'm in total control because i can trade tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 directly online in 12 markets in their local currencies. tdd#: 1-800-5-2550 i use their global research to get an edge. tdd#: 800-345-2550 their equity ratings show me how schwab tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 rates specific foreign stock
from the media and the swarmy republican party to point finger than ever get a clue. romney wasn't the problem. they are. too wormy to admit it and too sure that romney offended some of the 47% relying on the government benefit. not once, not once questioning how the hell did it get a size 47% relying on government benefit? romney himself told me he was inelegant in his words. they were inept in their response of coverage. but why bother? when it's easier to throw voters for a loss, to throw romney under the bus. after, agonizing defeat he raised the bar and showed more class. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign deseven congratulations. -- deseven congratulations. it wish all of them well. particularly the president, first lady and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> very few words of praise for romney's grace. mitt is too decent to call them all disingenuous, pretennial, obnoxious, phonie phonies. pew fortunately
don't know. [ laughter ] >> kimberly: he didn't know anything. >> greg: this is a bunch of republicans. >> this is what romney's crew should have done to axelrod and messina. gone all out. >> dana: jumped from behind? >> eric: this is how we take care of middle america. this is the right way to do stuff. if you mess with my car we beat you up. >> kimberly: this is boxing. i want to tell you something, i'm surprised. i know jeff gordon. we used to live in the same building. his wife is nice. i'm telling you, super nice, mellow and low key. something must have done really bad. >> dana: they said he had been ramming his car purposefully the whole season and he had had enough. that's why he went ahead -- >> juan: what is striking to me in the strategy. he had to slow down and wait to make this happen. and then start this. >> eric: this is a team, juan. you know, none of the drivers drive alone. they drive in teams. taking care of his teammates. compadres. shake and bake. >> dana: imagine if we resorted toed to physical violence on "the five" to differences. first, bob learned what it would
their wounds from an election night trouncing. >> if you had said to me three weeks ago, mitt romney would get fewer votes than john mccain, and it looks like he's 2 million fewer, i would have been dumbfounded. >> dumbfounded. is all this a sign that republicans are now ready to meet in the middle on issues like immigration and taxes? will they move faster on immigration? you can join our conversation on twitter. you can find me at @tamronhall and my team at @newsnation. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and my daughter loves the santa. oh, ah sir. that is a customer. let's not tell mom. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. [ male announcer ] why do more emergency workers everywhere trust duracell...?? duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> welcome back. how to rebrand
and bullets and people with boots and badges dragging us in the streets. hand ringing begins as republicans complain about the campaign or mitt romney himself. romny earned the primary and he and his campaign team gave it all they had. i don't agree that the obama message of bigger government and more taxes won. it was not an election of message. but the machinery to get out the votes for president obama and it was a masterful and methodical effort. >> as i listen to fellow television and radio talk show host or read the opinion colupes of those who excoreated romney. if you were not critical about mitt romney the day before the election, don't be critical and a phony the day after. the loudest critics were the people who never once put their own names on a ballot for anything some have a perfect insight of how to run a campaign and be a candidate. i sure hope they will give us all of the benefit of the expertis and maybe they will sign up to run next time. there are lessons to be learned and yes, we need a better outreach of color. and those who say the republicans can't win the african-am
to remember is coming off the heels of this election, where we had the republican nominee being mitt romney, we had elements of the tax structure, elements of the tax code that were part of the conversation, that were never part of the conversation before. elements of capital gains tax. elements of, you know, of deductions and what all that means the american people are primed and ready for this conversation, particularly because we just spent the past 18 months talking exactly about this issue. >> i agree. and nick, one more point here that david frum raised, a republican voice, but a reformest republican voice, when he look broadly at the budget, we spend seven times as much on seniors and people 55 as we do on children and programs that are broadly considered more progressive. when you look at what happened last tuesday, people over 45 went for mitt romney by over six points. so one thing frum said is, what are we doing talking about decimating the programs that help our base and what are we doing constantly pretending that entitlements aren't for us? we benefit as much as anybody. >> i
will be 53-47 romney, over 300 electoral votes, and the republicans will pick up the senate. >> so are you suggesting that they, a conservative propaganda machine, was blindsided by its own ideology? >> i think that is so. and i think we may have seen a tipping point in this election because in all previous elections, notably the 2010 midterms, we were impressed by the way the conservative propaganda machine was able to really mobilize people who thought that the deficit was the greatest threat to the nation, et cetera, et cetera. and now, it seems to have shifted to the liability question 'cause they didn't know what country they were operating in, which was the way they would've caricatured liberals over the last couple of generations. they don't know what the real america is like. peggy noonan, whom we both like, she wrote this before the election. "now if i know anything about the real america, you know, the real america is coming together. we're --" and the real america did come together. and it wasn't the one they thought was there. >> you've been tough on those pundits whose chief c
. of course, now, the hand wringing begins as republican whine about mitt romney's campaign or mitt romney himself. look, romney won the primary and he earned the right to carry our banner. in his campaign they gave it all they had and i don't agree with those who said that the obama message of bigger government and more taxes won. it was not an election about a message. it was an election about the machinery to get out the votes for president obama. and it was a masterful, methodical effort. now, as i listened to a lot of fellow television and radio talk show hosts or even read the opinion columns of those who excoriated romney, a couple of things occurred to me. if you weren't critical of mitt romney and his campaign the day before the election, then don't be a phony and be critical the day after. also, i noted that the loudest critics were the people who have never once put their own names on a ballot for anything. and since some seem to have a perfect insight into how to run a campaign and be a candidate, i sure hope they are he' going to give us all the benefit of their expertise and
that republican world view. i wonder what color the sky is. how did they see this election the way rasmussen pollsters would see it, basically a romney romp? how did they get it so wrong? >> i think there was a feeding into a mythology that somehow the country would categorically reject the president because we had, that the country would somehow say to itself, you know, we can't live with this new land of big government health care, big government spending, et cetera, because we can't. and that's fine. the problem was in articulating to the american people why we can't live with those things, why those things are bad, and instead, as you have noted many times on this program, we got w waylaid by conversations about women's bodies and abortion and things that didn't go to the nub of what was moving the electorate, and i think right now newt is absolutely right. there's going to require a level of soul searching that i don't think this party has ever really done before where it's not about oh, gee, should we be more conservative or less conservative? it should be how do we define conservatism
this conversation. >>> also a top adviser to mitt romney's presidential campaign says republicans are, quote, scaring the heck out of immigrants. does the future of the republican party hinge on changing perceptions among latinos? more of the "strategy session." donna and alex, they're ready, after the break. ♪ [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others, it's all they can afford. every day nearly nine million older americans don't have enough to eat. anything else? no, not today. join me, aarp, and aarp foundation in the drive to end hunger by visiting drivetoendhunger.org. you know, one job or the other. the moment i could access the retirement plan, i just became firm about it -- you know, it's like it just hits you fast. you know, you start thinking about what's really important here. ♪ >>> let's get back to the "strategy session." donna still here, alex is still here. listen to carlos gutierrez. he was the commerce secretary during the bush administration, hispanic american, speaking on "state
with that take. i think that republicans aren't hostile to the interests of minority voters. but what i do think is fair is that when you look at the folks who voted for mitt romney, 88% of them were non hispanic whites. >> non-hispanic whites. >> exactly, non-hispanic whites, and what that implies is that when you're in these conversations among conservatives sometimes when you don't have people from these other groups who can engage in these conversations you miss a great deal. and that's one reason why there are a lot of conservatives, myself included, who believe that we do have messages, ideas and strategies that would be relevant for achieving economic uplift and much else. but the problem is that when you don't have a more diverse group of people who are part of the conversation, then i think that it makes it very hard to translate that message to folks who are inclined to distrust. >> i would say that if you are going to target voters on the basis of the fact that they are african american or the fact that they are latino and try to prevent them from voting on that basis, voter suppressi
really could have worked for romney is bipartisanship, to talk about how, as a republican governor and democratic state, he made it work. the romney campaign got to that late, probably too late. >> first debate. >> yeah, and mike, you also asked him what the biggest gift to the campaign was. was it the tape? was it the 47% tape? >> there was that, and he said they also made a terrible mistake at the end with that jeep commercial that we saw here on "morning joe" that had two automobile ceos coming out and calling romney who was supposed to be the business guy, the michigan native, calling him a liar basically. >> mike allen. >> that's not good. >> with a look at the "politico playbook." mike, thanks so much. >> at his age. >> for 102, he's good-looking. >> i tell you what. >> if i'm looking that good five or six years from now when i'm 102, i'll be happy. >> you know what it is? it's all that gingham pinafore. what is that? i don't know that what was. i don't know what i read there. >> keeps you young. >>> when we come back, not a good day yesterday for mark sanchez. what do we do
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